Highway 61 Blues

Highway 61 Blues (HM1AE0)

Location: Robinsonville, MS 38664 Tunica County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 50.438', W 90° 16.387'

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U.S. Highway 61, known as the "blues highway," rivals Route 66 as the most famous road in American music lore. Dozens of blues artists have recorded songs about Highway 61, including Mississippians Sunnyland Slim, James "Son" Thomas,"Honeyboy" Edwards, Big Joe Williams, Joe McCoy, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Shaw, Johnny Young,Eddie Burns and Mississippi Fred McDowell. The original route, now called Old Highway 61, was just west of here.
HM NumberHM1AE0
Series This marker is part of the Mississippi Blues Trail series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByMississippi Blues Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:09am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 749347 N 3858761
Decimal Degrees34.84063333, -90.27311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.438', W 90° 16.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 26.28" N, 90° 16' 23.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6108 Kirby Rd, Robinsonville MS 38664, US
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